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Pennsylvania car accidents: Children hurt in school bus crash

Multiple Pennsylvania children were injured after their school bus was involved in a recent hit-and-run collision. Thankfully, all of the children survived the crash. When car accidents like this occur, the victims - or parents of the victims in the cases of minors - may have grounds to file personal injury claims against the driver responsible.  

According to authorities, the driver who was responsible for the crash attempted to pass two commercial vehicles and their escort vehicles. Seeing the approaching school bus in the opposite lane, the driver pulled back into his lane, colliding with one of the escort vehicles. This pushed the escort vehicle into the bus, causing the bus to hit one of the tractor-trailers before overturning. Police are still searching for the driver believed to be at fault.

Reports indicate that 14 children and the bus driver were injured in the crash. One student was critically injured after being ejected from the bus and pinned beneath it. That child was flown to a nearby children's hospital. Another child was flown to a children's hospital out of state. The rest of the children and the bus driver were treated at a local hospital and were released later that day.

Once police identify the driver who caused the collision, the bus driver and the parents of the children may consider filing personal injury claims against that driver. If their claims are successful in civil court, they may be awarded monetary damages that could help pay for medical bills and any other expenses related to the accident. Any Pennsylvania residents injured in car accidents could consult experienced personal injury attorneys to learn more about these types of claims.

Source: abc27.com, "Hit-run crash with school bus injures 14 students, 1 critically", Amanda Peterson, May 17, 2017

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